The Philosophical Politics of Happiness in Neo-Sadraian Philosophy

Document Type : Research Article (Political Thought)


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Islamic Education and Political Science, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran


The description and pursuit of human happiness and eudaimonia has been the claim of various schools and one of the conflicts between them. Considering the position of Martyr Motahhari in presenting and explaining the intellectual foundations of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, this article examines the idea of happiness in the foundations of the political philosophy of Mortaza Motahhari, or in other words, the philosophical politics of happiness in his view. Philosophical politics of happiness are fundamental questions that arise from existing schools and ideologies and have themselves developed under larger intellectual and cultural regimes. This policy, which is closely linked to the determination of the nature of happiness, is a reflective consideration of the questions of freedom, well-being, cohesion, and integration. It shows how individual and collective happiness are taken into account in any ideology, and whether government allowed to support any idea of happiness. This article reviews the ideas of Motahhari in this regard and by assuming an account of the relationship between individual, collective and otherworldly happiness, examines the place of justice, freedom and perfectionistic government in his view.


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Volume 10, Issue 1
March 2023
Pages 145-161
  • Receive Date: 21 October 2022
  • Revise Date: 19 November 2022
  • Accept Date: 05 December 2022